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Pro Juventute Issues

of 1958-1964

Most of the Pro Juventute Swiss stamps issued between 1958 and 1964 feature the theme of Garden Flowers.  The lowest denomination stamp in each set usually honors a famous personality.

All of the Pro Juventute stamps were issued on December 1 of each year.  The thematic issues in each set are photogravure, and the portrait issues in each set are engraved.

Unless stated otherwise, the surtax amounts on all these Swiss stamps benefited the Pro Juventute (For the Children) Foundation.


The 1958 Pro Juventute stamps are shown aboveThe higher-denomination Swiss stamps feature Garden Flowers, as follows:

  • 10 C. + 10 C. - Pansy (Viola wittrockiana).
  • 20 C. + 10 C. - China Aster (Callistephus chinensis).
  • 30 C. + 10 C. - Morning Glory (Ipomoea caerulea).
  • 40 C. + 10 C. - Christmas Rose (Helleborus niger).

The 05 C. + 05 C. denomination stamp was issued to honor Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777), a Swiss anatomist, physiologist, and naturalist.  He is often referred to as the "father of modern physiology".


The 1959 Pro Juventute stamps are shown aboveThe higher-denomination stamps feature Garden Flowers, as follows:

  • 10 C. + 10 C. - Marigold (Caltha palustris).
  • 20 C. + 10 C. - Poppy (Papaver rhoeas).
  • 30 C. + 10 C. - Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus).
  • 50 C. + 10 C. - Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus).

The 05 C. + 05 C. denomination stamp was issued to honor Karl Hilty (1833-1909), the Swiss philosopher, writer, and lawyer.


The 1960 Pro Juventute stamps are shown aboveThe higher-denomination stamps feature Garden Flowers, as follows:

  • 10 C. + 10 C. - Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale).
  • 20 C. + 10 C. - Phlox (Phlox paniculata).
  • 30 C. + 10 C. - Larkspur (Delphinium consolida).
  • 50 C. + 10 C. - Thorn Apple (Datura stramonium).

The 05 C. + 05 C. denomination stamp was issued to honor Alexandre Calame (1810-1964), a Swiss painter, specializing in Alpine landscapes.


The 1961 Pro Juventute stamps are shown aboveThe higher-denomination stamps feature Garden Flowers, as follows:

  • 10 C. + 10 C. - Sunflower (Helianthus annuus).
  • 20 C. + 10 C. - Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis).
  • 30 C. + 10 C. - Iris (Iris).
  • 50 C. + 10 C. - Silverweed (Potentilla anserina).

The 05 C. + 05 C. denomination stamp was issued to honor Jonas Furrer (1805-1861), a member of the Swiss Federal Council and the first president of the Swiss Confederation.


The five Swiss stamps and the souvenir sheet shown above were issued on December 1, 1962 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Pro Juventute (For the Children) Foundation.

The designs are as follows:

  • 05 C. + 05 C. - Apple Blossoms.
  • 10 C. + 10 C. - Boy chasing a duck.
  • 20 C. + 10 C. - Mother and child.
  • 30 C. + 10 C. - Girl and Sunflowers.
  • 50 C. + 10 C. - Forsythia.

  • 01 F. + 20 C. - Mother and child (facing right).

The size of the souvenir sheet is 82 x 62 mm., and it sold for 3 Francs.


The 1963 Pro Juventute stamps are shown aboveThe higher-denomination stamps feature Garden Flowers, as follows:

  • 10 C. + 10 C. - Daisy (Leucanthemum maximum).
  • 20 C. + 10 C. - Geranium (Pelargonium).
  • 30 C. + 10 C. - Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus).
  • 50 C. + 10 C. - Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus).

The 05 C. + 05 C. denomination stamp features a Portrait of a Boy by the Swiss painter and illustrator Albert Anker (1831-1910).


The 1964 Pro Juventute stamps are shown aboveThe higher-denomination stamps feature Garden Flowers, as follows:

  • 10 C. + 10 C. - Daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus).
  • 20 C. + 10 C. - Rose (Rosa).
  • 30 C. + 10 C. - Red Clover (Trifolium pratense).
  • 50 C. + 10 C. - Water Lily (Nymphaea alba).

The 05 C. + 05 C. denomination stamp features a Portrait of a Girl by the Swiss painter and illustrator Albert Anker (1831-1910).







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